barn0216 (405) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with bytemesis, huge thank you. Black, very very little brown head. Amazing aroma, rich rum-barrel aroma takes over the characteristics of the regular bomb, chocolate remains. Smells a bit like a madeira. Flavor is more overly alcoholic than regular bomb. Vanilla-chocolate tones are still there, coffee more subdued, peppers even moreso. Very cool, more rich than regular bomb but less complex.
mikedR (1222) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stunning. Very smoky. I've had other smokey beer, but usually that quality is dominating. Here it is not.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rxeight (1319) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like fucking coffee. Taste starts out coffee. But then goes to vanilla. This is about halfway between the two bombs I had. First all coffee. Second all vanilla. Sadly I donít get any rum, touch of spice from the rum at the end. But no booze it barrel. Good. But I really donít see much beyond the regular.
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, sweet cocoa, light pepper, vanilla, wood, somewhat spicy, graham crackers, caramel and birthday cake in the aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, Sumatra, vanilla, marshmallows, light pepper, earthy hops, brown sugar and maple syrup. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. An amazingly well balanced sweet, yet spicy, roasty and complex stout. Rum barrels are typically overpowering but this one melds the flavors together beautifully. Donít even get me started on the alcohol. This is one seriously delicious offering.
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very excited to try this after being blown away by Prairie Bomb!
Typical big stout appearance. Near black with a thick, beige cap that leaves some sticky lacing around the snifter. Fabulous aroma. Coffee, roast, oak, booze. As expected / hoped, this is awesome. The rum character comes in late and while present, is another nuance rather than a dominant force. Creamy and smooth, yet bold and assertive. Beautifully blended and executed beer. Such balance and grace for such a huge abv beer. The folks at Prairie Artisan Ales truly have a good thing going. Wow.
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at Kyleís tasting. There is a powerful aroma of green pepper. Flavor has coffee and a little chocolate, and the green pepper is there as well. Lots of sugar I wonder if the chiles ruined this beer.
GTAEgeek (1227) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at First Sunday, brought by heyta. Pours murky brown, with a medium, tan head. The aroma is chocolate, sugar cane, vanilla, and cinnamon. Very sweet, with a lot of savory spice. Thick, syrupy, and smooth. Overall, this is a wonderfully sweet, boozy, and heavy beer.
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was pretty much peppers and coffee, light vanilla in there too. Flavor was chilies, coffee, good bit of vanilla, milk chocolate, very light rum and overall booze. Pretty good stuff.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, thnx to flunkinminnow, courtesy of kermis. Side by side tasting with the regular Bomb! Very interesting. Pours a pitch black, almost headless beer. Very small ring of beige head settles around the edges. Aroma has oak, booze, dark chocolate and faint pepper notes. Pepper has mellowed out in the flavor, compared to the regular one. Big bitterness and dark chocolate going on, with a sweet, vanilla-like background. Big boozy notes for sure, alcohol is overpowering here, but suiting. Very, very good and very well barrel treatment. Amazing beer, certainly lives up to itís reputation.
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - JAN 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a very thing ring of a tan head. Smells of deep chocolate, roast, chilli, berries, some nice spices, and wood. Full oily body. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate, with a finish that is intense bitter dark roast malty and lingers with a bit of chilli. It makes the regular bomb so much smoother as we are drinking it as the same time. Defiantly on the far end of the spectrum